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Uvula function: The specific function (s) of the uvula are not known for certain. It is thought that the uvula helps with effective swallowing, contributes to the start of the protective gag reflex, helps in the formation of some speech sounds and plays a role in immunity.See 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
What is white flaky stuff on chin and around mouth especially when beard grows? When scratched feels like clear liquid. Falls from face in small parts
I have small patches at end of the mouth which becomes wound after scratching and it isn't itchy I would like to know what type of skin problem is it.
Well: That requires an exam suggest do photographs and HealthTap visit for diagnosis and treatment can't really figure it out by text message
Every cut or scratch in my mouth (2/mo) gets very irritated and takes weeks to heal. Is this normal or something that indicates a bigger problem?
No: No two people heal at the same rate, but 2 months is inordinately long. Please see your Dentist for an examination to determine why you are getting multiple lesions, the nature of the lesions, and the proper treatment.
Should I worry about contracting rabies, after a cat got playful and scratched me? It wasn't foaming at the mouth or acting strange. Looked healthy.
Highly unlikely!: Once you've seen a rabid animal, you will know that there is nothing "playful" about them. It is true that in cats rabies can develop slowly, but even early on cats get more aggressive, or shy or restless & disinterested in play. HOWEVER, rabies can only be transmitted by a BITE rather than a scratch, since the virus is found in saliva. In addition, all pets MUST be vaccinated against rabies. ISee 2 more doctor answers
I got some new freckles near lips and chin after a month near equator (w sunscreen!). I scratched 1 near mouth, gone, then came back 2 wks later. Why?
Need more info: It's hard to diagnose skin problems without seeing them. Best bet to play safe is to consult with your family physician.
Mouth sore: Typically these are cold sores (hpv virus, contagious), canker sores (pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring, non-contagious), irritation, or other more rare causes. They typically go away in 2 weeks. Gargle with salt water; take tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain; avoid hot, spicy, or acidic foods. For canker sores you can try orabase or blistex over the counter medications.
My dog bit me when I took the hair clip from his mouth. There's no blood but just a red mark and one small scratch. Should I be worried?
I got scratched on the inside of my mouth near my gums, and now there is a bump below where the scratch was. Can you tell me what this is?
See Dentist: No one can really tell you what's going on without examining you. You may have infected gum tissue subsequent to the traumatic scratch, or it could be from another cause. In any event, don't trust to Mother Nature to make this disappear on its own without consequence. Please see your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment to prevent the possibility of this becoming a more serious problem.See 1 more doctor answer
Sore, scratch, bump or something else on the inside of my mouth. How can I figure out what is wrong?
See a dentist: These things need to be seen to be diagnosed.
I get itchyness around nose tips and around my mouth, especialy when I go to bed to try to sleep, any solutions, I am scratching badly?
See below: Would need to luck at it.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a guy cleans mouse poo, then scratches his mouth (w/o washing hands), then kisses you, can you get lcmv?
Every morning I've been waking up to noticing these white marks\scratches lining my teeth on my inner cheek. Could a mouth guard fix this?
Possibly: You might be grinding or clenching you teeth at night, and accidently pinching your cheek between your teeth in the process. The nightguard should help alleviate this pinching and the wear and tear on your dentition.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a pimple on the lower part of my mouth and I scratched it and it got bigger. Today the pimple was big and had yellowish pus pimple or herpe?
Hard to say: See your doctor or dentist and have the lesion evaluated.
I fell on ice today, hit my nose, chin, and mouth on the ground. My face is scratched and my nose is swollen. Is it possible to concussion like that?
My daughter has ringworm on her shoulder. She was scratching it. Can she spread the ringworm to her mouth/tongue? How long does ringworm last on surfaces
See Your Doctor: Tinea Corporis aka ringworm is a fungal skin infection contracted from humans. Animals, inanimate objects (ex, sport equipment). Common in hot, humid climates. Causes round, scaly, red, itchy plaques usually head, neck, extremities, or skin areas in contact with infected source. Treatment with antifungal med is required. Treat affected pets also, cleanse contaminated surfaces. See your doctor now.